Live, Love & Learn In The Presence Of The Lord.
St Bonaventure’s has a long and distinguished history. Our school has been providing the very best education for Roman Catholic boys in the Forest Gate area since 1875.
Our school motto, “In Sanctitate et Doctrina” symbolises what we expect from all members of our school. We are a community, based upon faith which impacts upon every element of our academic and personal lives and we expect everyone, adult and child to ensure that they learn something new each day.
We are a Roman Catholic school, founded on gospel values and our boys are an important and integral part of the faith community. Christian principles are at the very heart of all that we do at St Bonaventure’s.
We expect everyone in our school to make the most of their opportunities, to learn something new each day and to reflect upon their experiences. We expect our students to work hard and always try their very best at everything that they do. We will assist them, by providing them with the best possible learning environment and outstanding teaching, in an atmosphere of order, discipline and Christian love.
In March 2009, an inspection led by one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Schools, stated that: “St Bonaventure’s continues to be an outstanding school”. We are very proud of our school and our students. It is very heartening to have a professional and external organisation confirm what we already know. They were also able to support our mission statement and said: “St Bonaventure’s provides a community where each individual student can grow spiritually, academically and socially”.
In June 2010, our Year 11 students received the best GCSE examination results ever. You can see these results in detail on the website and in the school prospectus. I am certain that you will find that these are very impressive.
I am very proud to be associated with a school that is a successful as St Bonaventure’s and I thank all students and staff, both current and previous for all their hard work, effort and commitment to their Church and their education.
This is a school that every member of the school community feels privileged to be associated with.
This year we have supported charities on a local, national and international level. Our boys give freely of their time and their money. By the end of this year our CAFOD group is likely to have raised nearly £2000. On 9th July, the school council will organise our first Summer Fete, this will raise money for Richard House Children's Hospice, a local charity that I hope none of us ever need to use.
St Bonaventure's is a unique school.